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Topsoe chosen for GTLs project

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Topsoe has announced its synthesis gas technology has been chosen for OLTIN YO’L GTL – a 38 000 bpd gas-to-liquids (GTL) energy plant in Uzbekistan. Topsoe will deliver proprietary equipment for two synthesis gas trains, each including autothermal reformers (ATRs), waste heat boilers, steam drums, CTS burners, refractory materials, and HTZR target tiles. OLTIN YO'L GTL will produce synthetic diesel, jet fuel, and naphtha based on local natural gas.

“In English, OLTIN YO’L means 'golden road' and this project will help set Uzbekistan on a golden road of development. We will produce some of the cleanest and most advanced transport fuels in the world – and we will add one of the world's most advanced technologies to Uzbekistan's already impressive energy industry. Topsoe’s world-leading synthesis gas process is a very welcome contribution,” says Fakhriddin Abdurasulov, General Director, OLTIN Y’OL GTL.

OLTIN YO’L GTL be one of the most advanced energy plants in the world. Based on the rich natural gas resources in Uzbekistan, it will produce high quality synthetic fuels that secure lower emissions from transport and aviation and improves air quality.

“We are very proud to be part of this technologically advanced project and the development of Uzbekistan’s industry. And we are delighted that our state-of-the-art synthesis gas solution has been selected for the project by Hyundai Engineering, and our long-term strategic partner Sasol,” says Per Bakkerud, Executive Vice President, Topsoe.

Topsoe’s synthesis gas technology is the first fundamental step of the Sasol’s Slurry Phase Distillate ProcessTM, which is the core process of the plant. Sasol Technology has been appointed single point licensor, and Hyundai Engineering Co. is the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner.

Uzbekneftegaz is the shareholder of OLTIN YO’L.

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